SportageMotor

Kia Sportage: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) components and functions

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Air bag - advanced Supplemental Restraint System / Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) components and functions

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) components and functions

* The actual position of SRS components may differ from the illustration.

The SRS consists of the following components:

  1. Driver's front air bag module
  2. Passenger's front air bag module
  3. Side air bag modules
  4. Curtain air bag modules
  5. Retractor pre-tensioner assemblies
  6. Air bag warning light
  7. SRS control module (SRSCM)/ rollover sensor
  8. Front impact sensors
  9. Side impact sensors
  10. Side pressure sensors
  11. Retractor pre-tensioner assemblies (rear side)
  12. EFD (Emergency Fastening Device)
  13. Passenger's front air bag ON/OFF indicator (Over head console)

Driver's front air bag (1)
Driver's front air bag (1)

The front air bag modules are located both in the center of the steering wheel and in the front passenger's panel above the glove box. When the SRSCM detects a sufficiently severe impact to the front of the vehicle, it will automatically deploy the front air bags.

Driver's front air bag (2)
Driver's front air bag (2)

Upon deployment, tear seams molded directly into the pad covers will separate under pressure from the expansion of the air bags. Further opening of the covers then allows full inflation of the air bags.

Driver's front air bag (3)
Driver's front air bag (3)

A fully inflated airbag (with a properly fastened seat belt) slows the forward motion of the driver or passenger, reducing the risk of head and chest injury.

After complete inflation, the air bag immediately starts deflating, enabling the driver to maintain forward visibility and the ability to steer or operate other controls.

Passenger's front air bag
Passenger's front air bag

WARNING

Air bag obstructions

Do not install or place any accessories on the steering wheel, instrument panel, or on the front passenger's panel above the glove box in a vehicle. Such objects may become dangerous projectiles if the air bag deploys.

WARNING

Flying objects

Do not place any objects (an umbrella, bag, etc.) between the front door and the front seat. Such objects may become dangerous projectiles if the side airbag inflates.

If an air bag deploys, there may be a loud noise followed by a fine dust released in the vehicle. These conditions are normal and are not hazardous - the air bags are packed in this fine powder. The dust generated during air bag deployment may cause skin or eye irritation as well as aggravate asthma for some persons.

Always wash all exposed skin areas thoroughly with cold water and a mild soap after an accident in which the air bags were deployed.

  • The SRS can function only when the ENGINE START/STOP button is in the ON position. The SRS is not working properly if any of the following situations occur:
  • the SRS airbag warning light does not appear
  •  the SRS airbag warning light remains on continuously after illuminating for about 6 seconds when the ENGINE START/STOP button is turned to the ON position or after the vehicle is in ready mode
  •  the SRS airbag warning light comes on while driving

If this occurs, have your vehicle immediately inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

NOTICE

Before you replace a fuse or disconnect a battery terminal, change the ENGINE START/STOP button to the OFF position.

Never remove or replace the air bag related fuse(s) when the ENGINE START/STOP button is ON position. Failure to heed this warning will cause the SRS air bag warning light to appear.

    READ NEXT:

     Occupant Detection System (ODS)

    Your vehicle is equipped with an Occupant Detection System (ODS) in the front passenger's seat. The ODS is designed to detect the presence of a properly-seated front passenger and determine if the passenger's front air bag should be

     Conditions and operation of the front passenger ODS

    *1. The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a smaller adult sits in the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her as a child depending on his/her physique and posture. *2. Do not allow children to ride in the

     Driver's and passenger's front air bag

    Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced supplemental restraint (air bag) system and lap/shoulder belts at both the driver and passenger seating position. Driver's front air bag Passenger's front air bag The indication of the

    SEE MORE:

     Cluster ionizer

    Components and Components Location  Component Location Description and Operation Description 1. The function of cluster ionizer is cleaning air by sterilizing and dissolving of air conditioner. 2. The function of cluster ionizer is

     Power brakes

    Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes, parking brake, and various braking systems for safe driving. Power brakes Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes that adjust automatically through normal usage. In the event that the power-assisted br

    Content